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Google on Wednesday began to roll out its Night Sight low-light computational photography technology to its Pixel-branded smartphones. The technology is designed to improve the quality of low-light photos, though with one significant caveat: it cannot handle moving objects. As noted on our recent Pixel 3 smartphone review, one big thing brought by the latest generation of Google’s handsets is computational photography, which currently supports two modes to improve the picture quality of still pictures: Super Res Zoom, and Night Sight. As the names imply, the first one promises to introduce a superior zoom, whereas the second one enhances lighting. Both algorithms capture multiple temporally different images by the same sensor, then blend them and apply a special filter to either increase the spatial resolution...

Google Unveils 2018 Chromecast: 1080p at 60 fps, Chromecast Audio Support

Google on Tuesday introduced its newest Chromecast dongle for media streaming. The updated device adds support for 60 fps streaming at 1080p, but does not support a 4K resolution...

23 by Anton Shilov on 10/9/2018

Nokia 7.1 Smartphone Launched: 5.84-Inch ‘PureDisplay’, Zeiss Optics

HMD Global today introduced its new ‘performance mainstream’ smartphone that will replace the existing Nokia 7.1 on the global market and will be available towards the end of the...

31 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2018

BlackBerry Key2 LE: A Competitive Android Offering

As a person who works on my phone during my commutes to write news and stories, I have always batted around the idea of picking up a BlackBerry with...

35 by Ian Cutress on 9/17/2018

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Tab S4: S835, 7300mAh Battery, Samsung DeX

Samsung this week introduced its new 10.5-inch Google Android-based tablet. The new Galaxy Tab S4 uses Qualcomm’s high-performance mobile SoC, is outfitted with a premium sAMOLED display, and an...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2018

Alldocube X Tablet Launching Mid-August

While the Android tablet market doesn’t seem to be very exciting these days, Chinese manufacturer Alldocube has announced a new tablet which looks pretty nice, yet fits into the...

13 by Brett Howse on 8/1/2018

European Commission Fines Google €4.3bn For Android Market Dominance Abuses

Today the European Commission has announced that it has found Google in breach of EU antitrust laws and has fined the company €4.34 billion. The original proceedings against Google formally...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/18/2018

Google Kicks Off Android P Beta, Details Shush Mode, Usage Dashboard, & Other New Features

Today at Google I/O 2018, Google announced several new Android P features that will see adoption in the newest Beta released today. We’ve first covered a few of P’s...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/8/2018

Google I/O Opening Keynote Live-Blog (10am PT)

Hello everybody and welcome to the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View where we're live at Google's IO 2018 opening keynote.

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/8/2018

Sony’s Open-Ear Xperia Ear Duo Available for Pre-Order, Set to Ship in Late May

Sony this week began to take pre-orders on its open-ear Xperia Ear Duo headset. The non-obstructive device has been in development for years and is designed to allow a...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2018

Google Releases Android P Developer Preview

Google has released the first developer preview of Android P, the next iteration of the company’s mobile operating system scheduled to be released this year. Developer previews are meant...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/8/2018

Hands On with the LG V30s ThinQ: Artificial Intelligence

BARCELONA, ESP — At Mobile World Congress this year, LG introduced the V30S ThinQ, the new flagship for the company. The new handset builds upon the V30 launched in...

15 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2018

New High-End Android Tablets? Huawei MediaPad M5 gets Kirin 960

BARCELONA, ESP – One of the questions we get now and again as AnandTech editors is to suggest what high-end Android tablets a person should buy. The truth of...

19 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2018

Razer Unveils Project Linda: Turning the Razer Phone into an Android Laptop

LAS VEGAS, NV — As part of their announcements today, Razer is lifting the lid on one of its internal projects. Like other previous Razer prototype developments that get...

9 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2018

Sony Unveils Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2

LAS VEGAS, NV — Today at CES 2018, Sony announced the addition of three new phones to their Xperia line: the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2...

12 by Nate Oh on 1/8/2018

Google to Shut Down Project Tango in Favor of ARCore

Google announced on Friday that it would cease support for its Tango computer vision and augmented reality initiative on March 1, 2018. The company urges Tango developers to migrate...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2017

Synaptics Unveils Clear ID In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for 18:9, 20:9 Smartphones

Synaptics this week introduced its first Clear ID FS9500 in-display optical sensor that can be installed under the surface of an OLED screen. The fingerprint reader works faster than...

39 by Anton Shilov on 12/14/2017

Google Announces Go-Edition of Android 8.1

With the release of Android 8.1 tomorrow Google also announcement of a Go-edition of Android Oreo. The Android team has been hard at work optimizing the operating system to...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/5/2017

For Super Fans: The HTC U11+ with a 6-inch display, 3930 mAh and IP68

Today HTC is expanding its U11 series from one member into three, with the introduction of the U11 life and the U11+. The two new parts are designed to...

31 by Ian Cutress on 11/2/2017

HTC Squeezes the U11 Family, Adding the HTC U11 life

Today HTC is expanding its U11 series from one member into three, with the introduction of the U11 life and the U11+. The two new parts are designed to...

14 by Ian Cutress on 11/2/2017

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